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  1. #1
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    would these items work well together

    Epox EP-8rda+
    AMD Athlon XP 2400
    Corsair 512 MB PC-2700
    Antec 430W true power

    Upgrading from whats in the sig.

    Thanks
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    That is almost what I have now...
    DFI NF4 Ultra-D, 165 Opteron. 9x275 1:1, OCZ 3200 2x512 TCCD, Sapphire X800GTO Fireblade, Raptor 74, Benq 1640, Liteon 166S DVD, Antec 660 Perf.+, Fortron Blue 500, Viewsonic VX910, XPsp2, Herc. GTXP 6.1, Z640

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    Originally posted by danny5
    That is almost what I have now...
    Are you enjoying it?
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    It was an excellent experience. I previously had 2 KT400 mobos before this one.

    If your an OC'er you might want to consider the XP2100, they are cheaper and you'll probably go as fast as the XP2400.

    I have had this Epox for a few months now, extremely stable even with my massive OC.

    The knocks on this board.
    bios/cmos can be flaky, I personally have not any problems that are serious. You should flash it to the 305.

    Some cooling mods are suggested if you OC heavily.

    I would DEFINITELY do it again, if I had to..

    The NF2 chipset is the best available to date.

    This is my first Epox, definitely will not be my last...

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    Originally posted by danny5
    It was an excellent experience. I previously had 2 KT400 mobos before this one.

    If your an OC'er you might want to consider the XP2100, they are cheaper and you'll probably go as fast as the XP2400.

    I have had this Epox for a few months now, extremely stable even with my massive OC.

    The knocks on this board.
    bios/cmos can be flaky, I personally have not any problems that are serious. You should flash it to the 305.

    Some cooling mods are suggested if you OC heavily.

    I would DEFINITELY do it again, if I had to..

    The NF2 chipset is the best available to date.

    This is my first Epox, definitely will not be my last...


    OK,,I will be waiting until I get my income tax return then I will see if I can swing it.
    Glad you like yours!
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    I am not a person that would just say it is the best, just because I own it.

    It is an excellent setup, and am 100% satisified with it.

    If I had to to do it over again though, I would get the Hyper-x memory though..

    You may want to look at forum member k1114's site, the address is in his sig. Lots of good info there..

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    Looks good to me.

    Might want to consider 2100+ Tbred b and TwinX for memory.

    I think TwinX is cheaper than Corsair and I've been hearing conflicts with Corsair & 8RDA+ (not sure...haven't followed that).

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    Originally posted by Tawcan
    Looks good to me.

    Might want to consider 2100+ Tbred b and TwinX for memory.

    I think TwinX is cheaper than Corsair and I've been hearing conflicts with Corsair & 8RDA+ (not sure...haven't followed that).
    I will remember the memory when I can afford to buy it..I already bought the 2400. As you can see I dont OC to much anyway. Truly I could live with what I got but Sometimes Im spontaneous and get a urge to buy something.
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    The Corsair memory you mentioned should work fine. The Corsair memory that is having problems is the LL stuff, from what I hear. My XMS has never had a single problem..

    But I gotta tell you, it will be hard for you to resist the temptation to OC your rig.

    Remember, these boards lock the PCI bus at 33mhz, and you can adjust the AGP bus to 66, or what every you want. You will do no damage to your HDD's and PCI decives when you OC these boards.

    Why run at XP2400 speed when you can run at XP2800 speed, or better? It is VERY easy to OC these boards.

    FYI, my rig is running somewhere around a XP2900.

    Something to consider when you think about memory.

    The only thing you might need is a HSF, if the CPU gets too warm..
    Last edited by danny5; 03-27-2003 at 01:17 PM.

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    Originally posted by danny5
    The Corsair memory you mentioned should work fine. The Corsair memory that is having problems is the LL stuff, from what I hear. My XMS has never had a single problem..

    But I gotta tell you, it will be hard for you to resist the temptation to OC your rig.

    Remember, these boards lock the PCI bus at 33mhz, and you can adjust the AGP bus to 66, or what every you want. You will do no damage to your HDD's and PCI decives when you OC these boards.

    Why run at XP2400 speed when you can run at XP2800 speed, or better? It is VERY easy to OC these boards.

    FYI, my rig is running somewhere around a XP2900.

    Something to consider when you think about memory.


    The only thing you might need is a HSF, if the CPU gets too warm..

    The AX7 wouldnt be good enough?
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    Lots of variables to consider to give a straight answer. Vcore, CPU fan, MHZ, system temp, will all come into play here. The AX-7 is a good heatsink, but anyone would be a fool to say yes or no. Keep an eye on your CPU temps when you OC, and go from there and act accordingly.

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    Originally posted by danny5
    Lots of variables to consider to give a straight answer. Vcore, CPU fan, MHZ, system temp, will all come into play here. The AX-7 is a good heatsink, but anyone would be a fool to say yes or no. Keep an eye on your CPU temps when you OC, and go from there and act accordingly.
    I went ahead a bought the Corsair PC-2700H (XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series)
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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    Youll do fine with that memory.

    Let us all know how your build goes..

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    i dont like asus, or corsair

    bit dodgy in my opinion

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    Originally posted by 3dfxrain
    i dont like asus, or corsair

    bit dodgy in my opinion
    I appreciate your opinion but whats life without risks
    Epox 8RDA+ (REV 1.1)
    XP 2500 Barton (200 X 11) W/ AX7
    Antec 430 True Power
    2 X 512 Meg. Corsair CMX 2700 DDR
    80 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 8meg cache (main)
    40 gig Maxtor 7200 rpm 2meg cache (storage)
    Saphire 9500 PRO
    On Board Sound
    generic floppy
    Sony 40X12X48 CDRW
    HP DVD300N
    compaq MV900 19" monitor
    hp mx50 15" monitor

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